Category: News

Local Teachers Walk for the Cure

Pink is universally associated with girls, but for some women the meaning goes much deeper than being just a pretty color. Two years ago, Urbana High School special education teachers Tracy Easterday and Heather O’Brien, both of Frederick, set out…

Incumbents Bow Out of BOE Race

Sixteen candidates have announced their run for the Frederick County Board of Education (BOE). Finances, diversity and the best possible education for students are the top reasons why many of these candidates say they were persuaded to try to win…

Farmers’ Markets

Late summer brings a bounty of delicious fruits and vegetables to those who toiled and nurtured their backyard gardens during the spring and early summer. For others who did not have the time, talent or inclination to garden, the Urbana…

Cookbook for a Cause

Sometimes mother does know best. In this case the Urbana MOMS club gathered 150 of their best recipes for a cookbook they hope will keep Frederick County children from going home hungry. All net proceeds of the cookbook, which is…

The Buzz Turns One

The Buzz, in the Green Valley Shopping Center, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary, and the owners show no signs of slowing down. Offering an assortment of freshly baked treats, breakfast, lunch, coffee drinks and ice cream, The Buzz has developed…

Chasing the American Dream

Ten-year-old Jhonatan, from Columbia, South America, is having a very busy summer: soccer camp, tennis camp and a trip to Capital Hill, where he met several Senators. He’s also staying with an Urbana family for five weeks with the hope…